Judge Refuses To Recuse Himself In Fracking Lease Dispute
Mealey's (July 13, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania federal judge presiding over a lease dispute between hydraulic fracturing company Range Resources-Appalachia LLC and a fishing and outdoors club on July 7 denied the company’s motion for recusal, ruling that there was “no basis whatsoever” for him recuse himself based on previous work representing fracking leaseholders in similar disputes (GRC LLC v. Range Resources-Appalachia LLC, No. 13-00867, M.D. Pa.).
(Order available. Document #94-150714-028R.)
In 2006, Grays Run Club Inc. (GRC) entered into a lease with a predecessor of Range...